Category: Off Topic

22 Jul 2019

The Definitive List of the Best Investing Movies

We love movies…so much so that we’ve been known to tweet out asking to bring back movie futures, compared the 60/40 portfolio to Top Gun, and put out the greatest infographic of all time aligning 20 investments with Star War characters. Movies have the innate ability of breaking down barriers and making almost any subject […]

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16 May 2019

Meb Faber’s Killer Podcast List

We list Meb Faber and his blog at www.mebfaber.com amongst our ‘required reading’ list of books and blogs, and had the opportunity to sit with him and a few members of his unofficial fan club in Chicago last week during the Morningstar Investment Conference. The unofficial Chicago @MebFaber fan club – vol, asset allocation, dividends […]

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11 Mar 2019

The Advisor

There may or may not be a group of RCM Alternatives team members that are fans of The Bachelor. Meaning, you wouldn’t be hard pressed to find conversations of the latest contestant to go home, or prediction on who will be the season’s winner on Tuesday mornings. And in honor of the fake national holiday […]

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31 Dec 2018

The top 10 posts in 2018

This might be a humble brag, but 2018 was a great year for our Attain Alternatives blog. Content was pushed out covering non-correlation, backwardation, the world cup and the crazy year for managed futures. We put together the top 10 blogs of 2018 — based on the number of reads. If you haven’t already, take […]

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31 Dec 2018

The best and worst futures markets in 2018.

With 2018 coming to a close, we’d once again like to take a look at the best and worst of this year’s futures markets. Using the year to date tab over on finviz on the last day of the year lets us see the 2018 performance of 48 futures markets:   What we noticed: VIX […]

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13 Dec 2018

What happens when 5 financial gurus walk into the CME?

Have you heard the one about the quant, Ag trader, crypto champion, portfolio manager, and day trader walking into the CME? Neither had we. So we sent RCM’s Jeff Malec over to participate in the Opalesque 2018 Chicago Roundtable to cover topics ranging from payment for order flow, pseudo-liquidity, the risk in equity portfolios, whether […]

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07 Dec 2018

Attack of the chocolate covered corporate gift.

The saying typically goes “A little bit of sweetness can drown out a whole lot of bitterness.” But here at RCM, the saying “A lot of holiday sweetness is causing us all to enter a chocolate coma that we can’t escape” may more accurately describe our situation. Holidays tend to be centered around all things […]

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01 Jun 2018
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Weekend Reads: Half of American Tech Companies Founded By

Apple founder Steve Jobs is the son of a Syrian immigrant, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a second generation Cuban immigrant, Google founder Sergey Brin was born in Russia, and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is a Brazilian native. More than half of the top American tech companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants – (CNBC)   “I think the data shows we’re a hospitable place for younger […]

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